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b. 1975, Kansas City, MO
Lives and works in Tampa, FL

EDUCATION
2003 Columbia College Chicago, MFA in Photography
1998 DePaul University, BS in Marketing

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
TBD, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2014
Don't Close Those Doors Unless You Know What You're Doing, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
The Search (A Year Long Installation), Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO

2013
Live Archive, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Chicago Works: Jason Lazarus, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
T.H.T.K. (San Franscico), SF Camera Work, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Circa 1970, Afterimage Studies, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
T.H.T.K. (Syracuse), Light Work, Syracuse, NY (catalogue)

2011
The Search, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
Gone Pasadena, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Your Time is Gonna Come, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL (catalogue)

2010
Single Channel Des Moines, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2009
Orion over Baghdad, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
Footnotes, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Ground Level Series, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

2008
Self Portrait as an Artist, Kaune, Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Far From Home, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
This is Gonna Take One More Night, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL

2007
Recordings, D3 projects, Los Angeles, CA

2006
12x12 New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2005
...and Then Finally, I Remembered, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL

2004
Congenital: Grafts, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

2003
Congenital: Grafts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Union Art Space, Chicago, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
About Time: Photographs from the Collection, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA

2015
Passion, Fan Behavior and Art, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Cosmosis, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Power Objects, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
On/Off Virtual Art in Real Life, Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, WI
Hybrid’s Paradise, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
LA MUSIK, Rainbo Club, Chicago, IL

2014
City Self, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Trompe l’Oeil, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond Bounds, Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS
After Life, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
The New New Corpse, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
Blog Reblog, Austin Center of Photography, Austin, TX
Inside Space, Riverside Art Center, Chicago, IL
Trompe l’Oeil, Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Love to Love You, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Way of the Shovel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Histories/Photographies, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Draft Urbanism, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO
The Left Front: Radical Art in the Red Decade 1929-1940, Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Of the Ordinary, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Turnpike, Neverland Space, Zurich, Switzerland

2012
Images of Love, Love of the Image, Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liege, Belgium
Trees for Life: A New Vision for Art, Ecology, and Community, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Koffer Kunst, Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Hamburg, Germany
The Importance of Being Photographed, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
You Complete Me, DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
LAMENT, Platform Gallery, Winnepeg, Canada
Of the Ordinary, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
twohundredfiftysixcolors, Moving the Still: a Gif Festival, Miami, FL
EXPO Chicago, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL

2011
Not the Way You Remembered, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Our Origins, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
One Hour Photo, Bienne Festival of Photography, Bienne, Switzerland
Let your Light In, Country Club Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Write Now: Artists and Letterforms, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Archival Impulse, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Chain Letter, Soshana Wayne, Los Angeles, CA
Youth Culture, The Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
American Idolatry, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Highlights from the Permanent Collection, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Art, Golden Age, Chicago, IL
Land Before Skype, CS13, Cincinnati, OH

2010
Made in Chicago, Mona Bismarck Foundation Cultural Center, Paris, France
Defenestration – Show V, MMX Open Art Space, Berlin, Germany
ANT!FOTO, Kunstraum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Circle, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Road to Nowhere and Whatever was Splendid, Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston, TX
Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit, Part 3, The Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Photogram, DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
An Immaterial Survey of our Peers, curated by Brad Troemel, Sullivan Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
One Hour Photo, University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
NADA Art Fair, Ox-Bow, Miami, FL
The Unbearable Silence of God, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
You Are Looking at Art About Looking at Art, Noble Superior Projects, Chicago, IL
Remembering the Future, The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, IL
This Is Still Life, Monument 2, Chicago, IL
Live Forever, Concertina Gallery, Chicago, IL
Crates and Laptops, LIVESINNY$LA, Chicago, IL
Contextual, The Studio, Chicago, IL

2009
On the Scene, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Young Curators, New Ideas II, PPOW Gallery, New York City
Black Is, Black Ain’t, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Black is, Black Ain’t, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Image Search, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit, The Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Trendbeheer Presents Rotterdam, Rotterdam Hofplein, Netherlands
Volta 5, Andrew Rafacz, Basel, Switzerland
Access!, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Prethunderdome, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Unfiction, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Untitled (Field Work), Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Sub-Prime, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

2008
Black Is, Black Ain’t, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Bad Moon, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
Unnmasked and Anonymous, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Hijacked Sydney, Australian Centre for Photography, Australia
New Mourning, MWNM, New York, NY
Made In Chicago: Photographs from the Bank of America LaSalle Collection, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
About Art: Jason Lazarus and Brian Ulrich, City Gallery, Chicago, IL
Human Animal Project, Trustman Gallery at Simmons College, Boston, MA
Off the Beaten Road, Columbia College A&D Gallery, Chicago, IL
Hijacked, Queen Street Gallery, Fremantle, Australia
Hijacked, Neunplus, Berlin, Germany
Here you are, Kaune, Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Konfusion, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Photography, New York Photo Festival, Pavilion, NYC
Hic et Nunc (here and now), Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Hijacked Brooklyn, The Arm, New York, NY

2007
Mapping the Self, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
In the Dirt: Young Photographers Rethinking The Human Relationship to the Contemporary Landscape, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Inaugural, Bucket Rider, Chicago, IL
People Buildings and Cars, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Photocentric 2007, Minneapolis Center of Photography, Minneapolis, MN
On Death and Dying, Gahlberg Gallery at College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2006
Eat, Shit, & Die, Silverstein Photography, New York, NY
Tiny Vices, Studio Bee, Tokyo, Japan
Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Ways to See, IFIA, Hong Kong, China
Temporary Allegiance Project, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Something to do with Failure, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
New Trends in Chicago Photography, Iron Studios, Chicago, IL
Andrew Rafacz, Nova Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Mad, Bad, and Street Legal, Open End, Chicago, IL
AQUA Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz, Miami, FL

2005
FIAC International Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz, Paris, France
Photography Now, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Annual National Juried Competition, curated by Kate Ware (Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art), SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY
The New Chicagoans, Iron Studios (Select Media Festival), Chicago, IL
Art Center of Northern New Jersey, 2005 invitational, curated by Jordan Kantor (Associate Curator), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2004
Third Annual International Juried Art Exhibition, Wegway, Toronto, CA
Holiday, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Who Makes Self Portraits in 2000?, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gently With a Chainsaw, Open End, Chicago, IL
Movieside Invitational, Acme Art, Chicago, IL

2003
Art Chicago, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Shift, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Annual Spring International Juried Exhibition, curated by Janet Koplos, (Art in America, Senior Editor), Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY
Fractured Lines, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL
Normal/Abnormal, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
Co-Curator, Downcast Eyes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 2012
Co-Curator/Co-Director, twohundredfiftysixcolors animated GIF film project, Chicago, IL 2012
Curator, Hang in There, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL 2011
Curator, Ocean, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL 2010
Curator, Concerning tomorrow, Harold Center, Chicago, IL 2007
Co-curator, Are You Serious? Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL 2006
Curator, Who Makes Self Portraits in 2004? Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 2004
Co-Curator/Co-Director, Jesus Chrysler Gallery, Chicago, IL 2002-2003

LECTURES
2011
International Center of Photography, NYC
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
University of South Florida, Wandering by the Angle of the Sun, Tampa, FL
University of Notre Dame, The Art of Politics & The Politics of Art, Notre Dame, IN
Rice University, Department of Art, Houston, TX

2010
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Photography Department, Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago, Department of Art and Design, Chicago, IL
Riverside Art Center/Milwaukee Art Museum Photography Council, Too Hard to Keep archive installation, Riverside, IL
DePaul University, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL
NEXT Art Fair, Converge Curators Forum with Gilbert Vicario, Chicago, IL

2009
University of Chicago, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago, On the Scene, Chicago, IL
Reed College, Sub-Prime, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Juror, Archetype Drift, Filter Photo Festival, 2013
Co-Director, Chicago Artist Writers, 2012
Core Visiting Artist, ACRE Residency Program, 2012
John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, 2011
Kennedy Visiting Artist, University of South Florida at Tampa, 2011
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Artist Fund Award, 2011
Board of Directors, ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residencies and Exhibitions), 2011
Ox-Bow Residency Visiting Artist, Saugatuck, MI 2010
ACRE Residency, Steuben, Wisconsin 2010
Solo Juror, Student Annual Exhibition, Illinois State University, 2010
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, 2009
Panelist, Artists at Work Forum: Domestic Studio, organized and moderated by Lorelei Stewart, Director of Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, Emerging Artist Award, 2008
Das Weisse Haus Residency, Vienna, Austria July-September, 2008
Artadia Grant Award, 2006
Harold Residency in Photography, Chesterhill, OH 2006 and 2007, 2009
CAAP Grant Panelist, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, 2006, 2005
CAAP Grant, Illinois Art Council, 2003, 2004, 2007
Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Art Council, 2004

WRITING
Foreword for Summer Lights by Pauline Magnenat by Jason Lazarus, Various Publishing, London, April 2012
Profile: Jan Tichy, Illuminated Demolition by Jason Lazarus, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, July 2011
Review: Shirana Shahbazi at the New Museum by Jason Lazarus, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, May 2011
The Michael Jackson Memorial Procession: Carving a Sonic Path Through Stratified Spaces by Jason Lazarus and Katie Zien, Journal of Popular Music Studies, March 2011
Review: Gao Lei from Gaza to Beijing by Jason Lazarus, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, September 2010
Guest Editor, www.iheartphotograph.com, August 2010
Review: Survey Art by Jason Lazarus, Ten By Ten Magazine, January 2005
Review: Place Your Face Here by Jason Lazarus, Ten By Ten Magazine, March 2003

SCREENINGS
twohundredfiftysixcolors at Antenna, New Orleans, LA 2015
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the Union Docs, New York, NY 2014
twohundredfiftysixcolors at Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA 2014
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the Cinedelphia Film Festival, PhilMoCA, Philadelphia, PA 2014
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the TIFF Bell LightBox, Toronto, CA 2013
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the Pittsburgh Filmakers/VIA Fest, Pittsburgh, PA 2013
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the Bijou Cinema, Iowa City IA 2013
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the Union Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 2013
twohundredfiftysixcolors at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL 2013

COLLECTIONS
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Bank of America LaSalle Photography Collection, Chicago, IL
DePaul University Art Musuem, Chicago, IL
The Capital Group
College of DuPage, Glen Elyn, IL
Belgravia Group, Chicago, IL
Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
2013
Preview: Jason Lazarus, MCA by Lori Waxman, Artforum, January
Jason Lazarus: Your Time is Gonna Come, includes essays by Michelle Grabner and Barry Blenderman; Illinois State University, Distributed Art Publishers
T.H.T.K. (San Francisco), SF Camerawork, includes an essay by Abigail Solomon-Godeau
T.H.T.K. (Syracuse), LightWork, includes an essay by Shane Lavalette
NIRVANA, Here Press, London

2012
Looking Back, Looking Forward by Jason Foumberg, Frieze.com, December
Episode 381: Chicago Artist Writers by Duncan MacKenzie, Bad at Sports, December
Artist Occupied: JASON LAZARUS by Legacy Russell, Bombsite.com, March
Jason Lazarus Rises at Expo Chicago by Elly Fishman, Chicago Magazine, September
Art 50: Chicago’s Artists’ Artists by Jason Foumberg, NewCity, September
Jason Lazarus by Patrick Putze, FNews Magazine, October

2011
Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Works by Zachary Cahill, ArtForum.com, February
Jason Lazarus, Angel Otero take divergent paths by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, October
Jason Lazarus, “The Search” at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, by Robin Dluzen, Art Ltd., November
What Is To Be Done? Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations, by Tricia Van Eck, Art21.com
Artist collects photographs that are too hard to keep for exhibit, by Elisabeth Parker, St. Petersburg Times, December
Episode 297 interview by Richard Holland/Duncan MacKenzie, BadatSports.com, May
Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Works by Zachary Cahill, ArtForum.com, February
Memorial Photographs: An Interview with Jason Lazarus, Caroline Picard, Art 21.com, January
Take my Kodachrome Away by Megan Voeller, Creative Loafing Tampa, November

2010
Photos That Are Too Hard To Keep, by Mito Habe-Evans, The Picture Show/Npr.org, November
Artist Interview, Death Magazine/SightUnseen.com, October
Artist Interview, Jettison Quarterly Magazine, Fall
Artist Interview, Antifoto Magazin, Dusseldorf, Germany, July
Featured Artist, Culturehall, Issue 45, June
Exhibition Catalogue, Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston, TX, May
Hadassah Magazine, February/March Vol. 91 No. 4

2009
Gen-X Idealism in Jaded Form: Lazarus, Strauss and Plöger by Marla Seidell, Artslant.com, December
Top 20 Museum Shows, Artnet.com, September
Exhibition Catalogue,_ “ZUGRIFF!”� Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany, May
_Better: 33 Outstanding Artists Emerging After 1999, by Paddy Johnson, Artfagcity.com, April
Featured Artist, by Paddy Johnson, Artfagcity.com, March
The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation
Review: Bad Moon/Andrew Rafacz Gallery Recommended by Michael Weinstein, New City Chicago, January
Top 10, 2008 by Abraham Ritchie, Artslant.com, January

2008
Review: Bad Moon/Critics Picks, Michelle Grabner, Art Forum, December
Review: Made in Chicago: Photography from the Bank of America LaSalle Collection,
Abraham Ritchie, Artslant.com, November
Review: The Blackness of Blackness, by Huey Copeland, Art Forum, October
Playing with perceptions of space., Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, October
Review: Black Is, Black Ain’t, by Jason Foumberg, Frieze Magazine, July
Once Naked For Nirvana, Now a Teen Spirit, Chana Joffe-Walt, NPR, July
Review: Critic’s Picks: Black Is, Black Ain’t, Britany Salsbury, Art Forum, May
Art About Exhibition, by Matt Cunningham, Chicago Public Radio, May
Hijacked Volume One: Australia and America, Big City Press, Australia
Radar Art, Chicago Social Magazine, February

2007
Lyon Biennial, book publication, curated by Hamza Walker (Renaissance Society), Lyon, France
A Field Guide to the North American Family, Garth Risk Hallberg, published by Mark Batty
About Art: Photographs by Jason Lazarus and Brian Ulrich, Jesse Stein, Flavorpill.com, May
Artist Interview, Someone’s Garden Magazine, Tokyo, JP

2006
My Body/Your Body, Columbia College 6 x 6 photo book series (including frontispiece)

2005
Breakout Artist of the Year, New City Chicago